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At the age of 70, David Leroy is not your typical candidate running for Congress, nor would he be your typical wide-eyed freshman if he happens to win the election for Idaho’s First District congressional seat.
With the May 15 primary election less than three months away, Idaho is getting close to narrowing down who will be the next governor and lieutenant governor, along with a host of other offices.
Having served eight years as Idaho Attorney General (1983-1990) and 12 years as a member of the Idaho Supreme Court (2005-2016), I have gained a good perspective on crime prevention.
Hanging in my office in Washington, D.C., is a famous Charles Schulz cartoon. Once again, Charlie Brown falls for Lucy’s trick, as she pulls away the football and leaves Charlie on his backside. That image captures exactly what happens over and over again in Washington.
The Trump Administration has proposed extending the amount of time allowed for short-term insurance plans, from three to 12 months.
Forty percent of the farmland in Treasure Valley has been lost to development over the last 40 years. And a new study by Boise State University shows that 110,000 to 240,000 more acres in the valley will be lost to development in the coming decades. Now a recent poll fo...
Although the Republican primary election is several months away, it’s starting to feel like April as far as the governor’s race is concerned. It’s getting testy now, and will be getting downright nasty before it’s over. On the bright side, we’ll have for a change a Repu...
This year’s Idaho Legislature is tackling issues of importance to Idahoans. I am confident we’ll see a balanced budget (as required) with a strong boost in education spending. Idaho individuals and businesses will receive substantial tax relief. There is a serious effor...
Idaho Legal Aid Services provides a legal lifeline to low income Idahoans with serious legal problems, including domestic violence, abuse and neglect of children, and elder abuse. It is Idaho’s largest non-profit law firm, with offices located around the state. The dedi...
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Idaho Falls Chamber State Of The Cities Breakfast
When: Tuesday, Feb 20, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: INL Meeting Center, 775 University Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID
Save the date for the annual State Of The Cities Breakfast with the mayors of Idaho Falls and Ammon. Each year this event provides an opportunity for the community to hear from the mayors as they recap the past year’s highlights and bring attention to things to look forward to in the coming year. More info.
Boise Chamber 2018 Congressional Forum with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
When: Wednesday, Feb 21, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Boise Centre, 850 W Front St, Boise, ID
Senator Crapo will review current federal issues with forum attendees. More info and register here.
Osburn Dems Pizza & Politics
When: Friday, Feb 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Osburn Senior Center 726 E Mullan Ave, Osburn, ID
The IDLCC and Representative Mat Erpelding will provide a legislative update and answer any questions. Come join fellow Shoshone County Democrats for a great dinner conversation. More info and register here.
Twin Falls County Lincoln Day Dinner
When: Saturday, Feb 24, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Canyon Crest Center, 330 Canyon Crest Dr., Twin Falls, ID
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